Forest Conservation Initiative Lands (FCI) GPA

Primary components of the Project at this time include:

  • Land Use Map Revisions include approximately:
    • 71,600 acres of private parcels subject to the former Forest Conservation Initiative (FCI) within the Alpine, Central Mountain, Desert, Jamul/Dulzura, Julian, Mountain Empire, North Mountain, Pendleton - DeLuz, and Ramona planning areas;
    • 400 acres of adjacent properties
  • Amendments to the Alpine, Central Mountain, Jamul/Dulzura and North Mountain Community Plans
  • Property Specific Zoning changes that would result from the General Plan changes

 

PLANNING COMMISSION HEARINGS (OCTOBER 18, 2013 AND NOVEMBER 15, 2013)

DRAFT PLAN

DRAFT SUPPLEMENTAL EIR

Notice of Availability of Draft SEIR and GPA

 

SEIR Comment Letters

The review period for the Supplemental EIR prepared for this project ended on March 18, 2013. The comment letters received are provided below. 

 A-Ewiiaapaayp  P-SDG&E  EE-Palomar Observatory
 B-Russo   Q-Viejas   FF-Rincon Tribe
 C-Mazzola  R-Howe  GG-CNF Foundation 1
 D-Nielsen  S-Fisher  GG-CNF 2 Exhibit A  
 E-Nelson   T-Beale  GG-CNF 3 Exhibits B & C 
 F-Esparza   U-Buchanan   HH-California DFW
 G-Landfield  V-McDonough   II-US Forest Service
 H-Henderson   W-Rancho Guejito  JJ-Cuyamaca CSG 
 I-Francis   X-Myers   KK-Lyon 
 J-Purczynski   Y-Pechanga  LL-Stewart 
 K-Banuelos   Z-Nature Conservancy   MM-Acerro 
 L-SD Archaeological Soc.  AA-Rusch    NN-Wilson
 M-Borchard  BB-EHL 1   OO-CNF Foundation 5/13 
 N-Jerney  CC-EHL 2  
 O-Jamul-Dulzura CPG   DD-Lucas Ranch  

  

PROJECT BACKGROUND

On December 8, 2010 the Board of Supervisors directed staff to prepare a General Plan Amendment for the Forest Conservation Initiative lands consistent with the adopted General Plan  land use designations. The FCI was a voter-approved initiative which required that private lands within the Cleveland National Forest in San Diego County have a minimum lot size of 40 acres. The FCI was originally approved in 1993 and expired on December 31, 2010. The land use map changes adopted as part of the General Plan Update did not include FCI lands.  When the FCI expired, the areas affected by the FCI reverted to the land use designations in effect before the FCI was enacted. As a result, the General Plan Update land use designations, Guiding Principles and Policies are not consistent with those currently applied to the former FCI lands.

 

Land Use Map Revisions

Below are land use maps showing the currently adopted General Plan and the Draft map with proposed changes.  FCI Lands are shown on the maps provided below as follows:

  • Current General Plan - BLACK hatch
  • Draft Land Use Map - heavy RED outline

Alpine

 Land Use Maps
        - Current General Plan
        - September 2012 Draft Land Use Map

Campo/Lake Morena

 Land Use Maps
         - Current General Plan
         - May 2012 Draft Land Use Map

Central Mountain

  Cuyamaca
         Land Use Maps
              - Current General Plan
              - May 2012 Draft Land Use Map
  Descanso         
         Land Use Maps
              - Current General Plan
              - May 2012 Draft Land Use Map
  Pine Valley
         Land Use Maps
              - Current General Plan
              - May 2012 Draft Land Use Map
  Central Mountain (Unrepresented)
         Land Use Maps
              - Current General Plan
              - May 2012 Draft Land Use Map
  Desert   Land Use Maps
         - Current General Plan
         - May 2012 Draft Land Use Map

 
Jamul Dulzura

  Land Use Maps
         - Current General Plan
         - May 2012 Draft Land Use Map

 Julian

  Land Use Maps
         - Current General Plan
         - May 2012 Draft Land Use Map
               Mountain Empire   Land Use Maps
         - Current General Plan
         - May 2012 Draft Land Use Map

      North Mountain/      

Palomar Mountain

  Land Use Maps
         - Current General Plan
         - May 2012 Draft Land Use Map

Pendleton-De Luz

  Land Use Maps
         - Current General Plan
         - May 2012 Draft Land Use Map

 Ramona

  Land Use Maps
         - Current General Plan
         - May 2012 Draft Land Use Map

 

ZONING
 

The project proposes changes to property specific zoning that would result from the General Plan Amendment.  Most of these changes are properties changing to commercial in the General Plan needing a compatible commercial zone or properties with increased subdivision potential changing to a smaller lot size under zoning.  The Zoning changes include a Draft Ordinance for a complete list of property specific changes and corresponding maps.

FCI Property Specific Zoning Changes